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New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update

John 8:38–47

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38 “I speak the things which I have seen 1with My Father; therefore you also do the things which you heard from ayour father.”

39 They answered and said to Him, “Abraham is aour father.” Jesus * said to them, bIf you are Abraham’s children, do the deeds of Abraham.

40 “But as it is, ayou are seeking to kill Me, a man who has btold you the truth, which I heard from God; this Abraham did not do.

41 “You are doing the deeds of ayour father.” They said to Him, “We were not born of fornication; bwe have one Father: God.”

42 Jesus said to them, “If God were your Father, ayou would love Me, bfor I proceeded forth and have come from God, for I have cnot even come on My own initiative, but 1dHe sent Me.

43 “Why do you not understand 1awhat I am saying? It is because you cannot bhear My word.

44 aYou are of byour father the devil, and cyou want to do the desires of your father. dHe was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth because ethere is no truth in him. Whenever he speaks 1a lie, he fspeaks from his own nature, for he is a liar and the father of 2lies.

45 “But because aI speak the truth, you do not believe Me.

46 “Which one of you convicts Me of sin? If aI speak truth, why do you not believe Me?

47 aHe who is of God hears the words of God; for this reason you do not hear them, because you are not of God.”

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A star (*) is used to mark verbs that are historical presents in the Greek which have been translated with an English past tense in order to conform to modern usage. The translators recognized that in some contexts the present tense seems more unexpected and unjustified to the English reader than a past tense would have been. But Greek authors frequently used the present tense for the sake of heightened vividness, thereby transporting their readers in imagination to the actual scene at the time of occurence. However, the translators felt that it would be wise to change these historical presents to English past tenses.

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